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The Pavement Pounders discuss adapted science fiction, generally well-known films derived from written works. They read the book, watch the movie, watch remakes, reboots, re-adaptations, and give it all a good mulling over.

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    • TV & Film

The Pavement Pounders discuss adapted science fiction, generally well-known films derived from written works. They read the book, watch the movie, watch remakes, reboots, re-adaptations, and give it all a good mulling over.

    TMTYR Episode #86: Post-Apoplectic World (Logan’s Run)

    TMTYR Episode #86: Post-Apoplectic World (Logan’s Run)

    Following up on a recent request from Steven Lindlbauer, the Pavement Pounders discuss the 1967 book Logan’s Run, by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson and its 1976 adaptation to film and 1977 adaptation to television.

    • 57 min
    TMTYR Episode #85: Polar Ex-Blessing (The Polar Express)

    TMTYR Episode #85: Polar Ex-Blessing (The Polar Express)

    For Christmas 2019, the Pavement Pounders discuss one of Colin’s favorites (and one of Seth’s least favorites), The Polar Express.



    Rankings!:
    Colin:
    movie
    book
    James:
    book
    movie
    Seth:
    book
    movie




    Last time Colin picked MOVIE and Seth picked BOOK was Frankenstein! Four years ago!



    Notes:C.S. Lewis’s XMas and Christmas: http://www.cslewisinstitute.org/Xmas_and_Christmas



    Collider Crew fixing The Scorpion King: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH1V6CHO1Jk



    From left: Colin’s boys, Peter and Tim, and Seth’s son Ethan, Christmas 2006



    Awesome shot Seth’s wife Elaine got of the Holiday Express

    • 57 min
    TMTYR Episode #84: Might Give Me Epsilepsy (The Andromeda Strain)

    TMTYR Episode #84: Might Give Me Epsilepsy (The Andromeda Strain)

    The Pavement Pounders go back into the Crichton vault to pick up The Andromeda Strain.



    And don’t forget to check out their interview with Daniel H. Wilson.



    Rankings!:



    James/Seth/Colin:



    Book/Movie/Miniseries

    • 1 hr 10 min
    TMTYR Episode #83: The Andromeda Evolution (interview with author Daniel H. Wilson)

    TMTYR Episode #83: The Andromeda Evolution (interview with author Daniel H. Wilson)

    For this special episode to tie in with Episode #84 (forthcoming), Seth and Colin sit down with Daniel H. Wilson, author of The Andromeda Evolution, the brand new sequel to The Andromeda Strain. Topics range from Mr. H Wilson’s history as a geek, to the history of this project, to possible adaptations of his work.
    Notes & Links:
    Daniel’s site & social media:
    https://twitter.com/danielwilsonpdx
    https://www.danielhwilson.com/
    TMTYR episode on “The Nostalgist”:
    http://pavementpodcast.com/podcast/tmtyr-episode-44-a-little-more-data-than-number-five-the-nostalgist/

    • 41 min
    TMTYR Episode #82: Oh, I Had Some Brews (Conjure Wife, Hugos There crossover)

    TMTYR Episode #82: Oh, I Had Some Brews (Conjure Wife, Hugos There crossover)

    It’s the TMTYR/Hugos There Podcast crossover you’ve all been waiting for! For Halloween 2019, the Pavement Pounders discuss the 2019/1944 Retro Hugo Award for Best Novel winner, Conjure Wife, by Fritz Lieber, and its three (!) movie adaptations.
    We’ve been warned by at least one woman that any female readers/listeners may hate read/watch. We understand this.
    Rankings!:
    Colin:

    book
    1962 film
    1980 film
    1944 film

    James:

    book
    1962 film
    1980 film
    1944 film

    Seth:

    1962 film
    book
    1980 film
    1944 film

    Notes:
    Original Novel from Unknown Worlds:
    http://www.unz.com/print/Unknown-1943apr-00009/?View=PDF
    Burn, Witch, Burn! (1962 film) on Amazon Video (no longer Prime, sorry):
    https://www.amazon.com/Burn-Witch-Janet-Blair/dp/B009EOBB4C
    History of the book’s publication:
    https://www.blackgate.com/2014/02/15/lust-women-and-the-devil-seven-decades-of-fritz-leibers-conjure-wife/
    Chris Rock bit on taking credit for things you’re supposed to do (content warning: all the n-words):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0B_ekSrsEk
    Scriabin’s Piano Sonata #9 (hot garbage):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENxotmXmvGw

    • 1 hr 17 min
    TMTYR Episode #81: Lighter Than the Movie! (The Illustrated Man, feat. Dr. Phil Nichols)

    TMTYR Episode #81: Lighter Than the Movie! (The Illustrated Man, feat. Dr. Phil Nichols)

    Wrapping up their 5 year journey through Reel Future, the Pavement Pounders hit The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury, and discuss the 1969 film adaptation of…something other than what’s in the book.
    Rankings!
    Phil/James/Colin/Seth:

    Book
    Story
    Movie

     

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

MrLeopard ,

She Doesn’t Look Druish...

The Pavement Pounders are lots of fun to listen to, with wildly differing opinions at times, but always a good humor about them Their look at speculative fiction and the adaptations that follow is always full of insight, and is a highlight of my podcast collection. I’ve actually bought books based on their recommendations!

TheGeekLikes ,

Out of this world!

I chanced upon this insightful and very entertaining podcast and am very glad I did. Every episode, the hosts of this fantastic podcast compare the written and film versions of a single work, delving into what worked and didn't work for each adaptation. Highly recommended for fans of smart and penetrating discussions about great stories.

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